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The Ottawa County Fillmore Complex in West Olive is currently without power, impacting its ability to serve customers.

This includes the Sheriff headquarters, Clerk, Register of Deeds and Treasurer offices as well as today's inmate visits at the jail and hearings in the West Olive court. Other locations such as Holland, Grand Haven and Hudsonville are operating and providing services and hearings.

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Sheriff's Office

School Resources

School Bus Incident Reporting

The primary focus of community policing deputies assigned as school resource deputies is the safety and security of the school campus. Well-publicized national events have demonstrated the need for development of safety strategies and event crisis management to insure the well being of students and staff members. School resource deputies remain highly visible and assist in proactive problem solving to prevent or limit significant events from occurring on school grounds.

Apart from carrying a criminal investigation caseload resulting from crimes committed on campus, school resource deputies are skilled in working with young people. Deputies attend many school academic and sporting events and act as mentors to students, sharing their knowledge of life skills. Deputies also participate in classroom activities, such as teaching the T.E.A.M. (Teaching, Educating, and Mentoring) Program and speaking on health and government related issues. In addition, some deputies have extended their interest and talents to after school activities, such as coaching and assisting in sports activities in their school districts.

When school is not in session, school resource officers transition to serving the interests of the township or city that sponsors their position, in partnership with the school district.

Sgt. Ryan DeVries currently oversees the School Resource Deputy Program. Sgt. Ryan DeVries is available for questions and comments regarding school programs.

Deputies assigned to school resource deputy community policing positions are as follows:

Allendale Public Schools
Deputy John Ortman

Coopersville Area Public Schools
Deputy Shane Ryke

Grand Haven Area Public Schools
Deputy Jacob MacKeller & Deputy Keith Biros

Hudsonville Public Schools
Deputy Ryan Popma

Jenison Schools
Deputy Josh Blanton
Deputy Scott Davis

Spring Lake Public Schools
Deputy Trevor Johnson

West Ottawa Public Schools
Deputy Ramon Soto-Lopez
Deputy Alex DeJong

Zeeland Public Schools
Deputy Bruce Veeneman